Tuesday, October 28, 2008

little dog sweaters

Are driving me crazy!!! I am trying to get a pattern worked out to put on my mini dachshunds! First one had arm holes that were way to big and the chest wasn't working out. Second the arm holes were better but it still looked like the basic sock top that I was using for inspiration. (ribbing knit tube with arm holes ribbing) Now the chest is getting better, the arm holes are smaller and even Ms. Peanut has one that fits. I have decided to leave off the sleeves because they seem to get in the way of those bitty legs. Though I am going to think about changing the needle and yarn to something finer and those will have finished sleeves and not just the arm holes that are left unfinished since I am still not happy with the pattern. These seem like they knit up in about two hours of tv time. Weather report says it will be a pretty day tomorrow so I will try to get a couple of good pics outside to post.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

okay... promised pic finally

knit from cotton that is a varigation of purple, cream, and sage-ish green. Though it became the bag that kept on growing... but knitting on pain meds is often like that. lol I can carry my laptop in it, along with several other books and some knitting in it...with a picnic lunch! I am happy with the result and even indulged in some public knitting.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Roses by my front door

Here is a picture of some of the roses by the front door! I am very happy that someone who was here in the past was a gardener. Life is okay today. I am going to post a picture of the knit bag tonight. I just have to make myself finish it and get a pic.

Monday, October 6, 2008

back at it...

The yard has shaped up very nicely over the summer, though I didn't get as much done as I wanted because of school and the time that takes up. LOL Life is good though as fall comes on I am finding it more of a challenge to keep moving and off the convient medication. The MS isn't going to take the freedom of living away from me. I am going to be posting to my Etsy.com store and get myself back into the swing of having a hobby business until I can get the hang of business for real...lol. Should have my BA in business admin and accounting in about about a year.

Ok... knitting... yeah... doing lots and lots of shopping bags. It is an old pattern my GrandMa used. I don't know where it came from. I think that for pretty I am going to modify it for some of the lace patterns. I found out that I am able to carry my laptop, books, lunch, and thermos in it without any pain in my shoulder. They amaze me with what you can put in them because they just keep getting bigger. It reminds me of the carpet bag that Felix the cat used to carry. (for those of us old enough to recall)